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Reset Robot - Held Note
We Are The Brave

Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave is back with a bang in 2018, after a mega first year in 2017, the label clocked up an impressive 11 releases, from the massive success of their debut single “We Do What We Want”, Gary Beck’s Top10 hit “Just One More” and then closing out the year with an epic collab from Alan and Sasha. With a mega 6 gig tour in Ireland just completed, We Are The Brave continues its reign, expect more gigs, more releases and more madness in 2018. Making his debut on We Are The Brave, is Reset Robot. Born and based in Portsmouth, he and Alan have grown up together “we have worked together for many years on so many different projects. I was really happy when Alan decided to take these tracks for his label, I think they are a perfect fit!” The lead track Held Note has a thundering low end, with a vocal which reverberates amongst the hi hats. “I actually called the track and EP Held Note, as I held down a note on my Korg MS2000 and played around with the pitch and filter modulation a lot. That's the basis of the track” says Dave. Followed up by “Manhattan Project” filled with a selection of heady deep synth rhythms which weave in and out of one another, along a crispy kick, delivering a dark and driving techno track. Welcome to 2018 and the start of the second year of big hitters from We Are The Brave.

Sasha & AlanFitzpatrick El Jefe (Version 2)
We Are The Brave

Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave celebrated its 10th release in November and to close out a truly outstanding year, they continue to set the standards higher than ever, welcoming Sasha to the WATB family this December. ‘Sasha and I got to hang out a little through 2016 at various gigs we played together and the idea for the collaboration was born’ Alan says. ‘I have been a Sasha fan for some time, so for this collab to now be actually happening and for it to have come together pretty quickly, given our crazy our touring schedules, just goes to show that dreams can come true if you want them bad enough.’ The release features one original track, with two outstanding versions, and is a true example of the work, exploration and compromise that goes into musical collaboration. ‘It was great to collaborate with Alan’ Sasha says. ‘We kept going back and forth, sharing ideas, trying different melodies, synths and beats. We were struggling to decide on a final version. In the end we just couldn't choose, so decided to release both. We’ve been testing them out on the road and they've been getting some fantastic reactions.’ A thumping kick drum, sits alongside a thick and fluid groove, setting the tone in Version 1. This track has an amalgamation of synthetic patters and vocal strands which blend seamlessly together, filtering off one another in perfect syncopation. Version 2 has a little more drive, and a clearer techno path. As with V.1 its thumping kick drum rolls punches throughout the mix, with synth stabs slicing through its heady bass notes. ‘The process of making music together was actually really smooth and natural’ Alan adds, ‘of course you always have at the back of your mind that this is one of the biggest projects you’ve worked on and that adds a certain pressure. But I really enjoyed that aspect of this release and I feel like the uniqueness of it really added something to my creativity and imagination.’

Gary Beck - Just One More
We Are The Brave

We Are The Brave is now a label firmly on the electronic music map, with the huge success of its debut single “We Do What We Want” from Alan himself, they have since followed up with a selection of dance floor beasts from Boxia, Darius Syrossian, Skober and a special remix from the late Trevino. The labels 10th release comes straight out of Scotland, as Gary Beck makes his debut on WATB with “Just One More”. Gary is no stranger when it comes to producing true underground techno, but the title track on this release is also accompanied with a standout vocal which some might not expect. Finishing off the package “Round My Place” has a mechanical vibe to it, powering some dark eerie synth horns with a distinctive, clever hook in classic Gary Beck style. Alan has been hammering this one out in his sets since April, safe to say its been a hit!